Zack Gelof Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/19/1999 (24)
Zack Gelof Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Zack Gelof News
Oakland A's second baseman Zack Gelof was 4-for-5 with two solo home runs against the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Gelof's homers came in the first and fifth frames despite Oakland losing 8-7. The 23-year-old rookie has blasted eight home runs in 25 games. He's also shown some speed on the base path swiping six bags. Since making his MLB debut against Minnesota on July 14th, Gelof is slashing .281/.343/.978 in 96 trips to the batter's box this season.
Oakland A's second baseman Zack Gelof has been moved up to the leadoff spot for Monday's series opener against the Boston Red Sox and left-hander Brennan Bernardino. Gelof only has three big-league games under his belt but Monday marks his first start out of the leadoff spot as he has hit sixth, seventh, and second in the batting order to this point. The club's No. 3 prospect has come out of the gate swinging to begin his big-league career, clubbing two doubles and a triple along with a pair of stolen bases across his first three contests. It appears the 23-year-old could be the club's leadoff man against left-handed pitching moving forward.
The Oakland Athletics are adding No. 3 prospect Zack Gelof to their 40-man roster and are planning to call him up in time for Friday's series opener against the Minnesota Twins to kick off the start of the second half of the season, according to a source. With Gelof being promoted, the A's are also promoting No. 14 prospect Darell Hernaiz from Double-A to Triple-A Las Vegas. Gelof gets the promotion after hitting .304/.401/.529 with a .929 OPS, 12 home runs, 21 doubles, a triple, 44 RBI, 20 stolen bases and 60 runs scored in 308 plate appearances over 69 games in Vegas. The 23-year-old should take over as the team's starting second baseman, so he's worth a waiver-wire addition in deep-mixed leagues. Gelof has an intriguing combination of an advanced approach at the plate and exciting raw power, but the lowly A's will likely keep his fantasy floor somewhat low in his first taste of the big leagues.
Zack Gelof doesn't come with much fanfare among prospect rankings, but the Oakland A's expect him to be a mainstay in their infield for years to come. Last year, at 22 years old, Gelof hit .270/.352/.463 with 18 homers, 66 RBI, 61 runs and 10 stolen bases (96 games) across Double-A and Triple-A. A solid defender, Gelof could play third base in the Majors and scouts project his power to develop while still being able to make contact at a good rate. Gelof could easily be a 20 homer & 10 stolen base player while hitting for a decent average. Unfortunately, that's highly unlikely to be this year and even then, Oakland doesn't exactly have much of a supporting cast to make the most of it. The A's are highly unlikely to let Gelof break camp with the team and given he's only had a total of 51 plate appearances at Triple-A, more seasoning is likely needed. The flip side of that is they don't have anyone to block a route to regular playing time when he does get called up. If Gelof can excel in Spring Training and get off to a hot start at Triple-A, he will certainly be a consideration for an early season call-up and could be a solid contributor for your fantasy teams in 2023.